a few thin

Katie Meyers kgmeyers at optonline.net
Thu Jun 16 23:50:25 EDT 2005

I have a question for Gili.  My family is going to Israel day after 
tomorrow and will be meeting with lots of relatives.  We wanted to get 
a gift for the relatives that made it possible, and immediately thought 
of books for their young 3 yr old grandson.  Are classic children's 
picture books that were written in English already well-known and easy 
to get in Israel?  (examples: Where the Wild Things Are,  Harry the 
Dirty Dog, authors like: Eric Carle, Leo Leoni, Tomie de Paola)

And about Conrad's Fate:  I've been enjoying reading everyone's 
thoughts, lurking.  Two parts of the book that I thought were hilarious 
were  Christopher's ironing experiments and "I tell you once and for 
all that there is _no_ wine that goes with bacon and eggs!"

And about muesli:  I first discovered it in Sweden and Finland, where 
hotels offer large quantities and  many varieties.  Back at home, I 
started noticing it a lot.  Granola does seem similar, and I've always 
known about it.  (My dad eats granola in yogurt every single day as 
desert.)  But I think that granola can cross the line towards being 
trail mix, while muesli is more consistently made up of unsweetened 
grainy things.

sorry about bunching a lot of topics together like that
-Katie Meyers

On Jun 11, 2005, at 3:35 PM, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:

> I happen to be translating this book into Hebrew right now, having 
> finished
> "Howl's Moving Castle" and not yet able to start "Harry Potter and the
> Half-blood Prince" (Yes, I love my job). So I've reread it quite 
> recently
> and am currently rereading it again and again with much attention to
> details. Of the three sisters, Petrova is the most interesting and the 
> one
> from whose perspective the story is most likely to be told. Also, the 
> book
> is very heavy on calculating shillings and pennies and doing sums with
> money. It's more than just that stretching money is a theme in the 
> book: the
> exact sums take up quite a lot of space. I'm going to have to add 
> footnotes
> explaining the old monetary system in Britain. Poor as they may have 
> been,
> they always had Nana and Cook and Clara and who not. The bare 
> essentials
> included servants.
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